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Old 07-09-2017, 10:14 AM   #1
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Hello from the Colorado high country. I just bought my first motorcycle, a 2006 KLR650 w/2800 miles at the ripe old age of 62. I have ridden a few dirt bikes over the years but never seriously. I have been thinking of getting into riding for a few years and the owner of the company I work for is very much into motocross and adventure riding. My girlfriend also used to have a dirt bike years ago and wanted to get back into riding.
The final push was that my son will be getting married in Nepal in November. My boss and I were talking over beers and have decided to go 10 days early and do a ride in Nepal. Out came the phones and started searching Craigslist. We looked at a Honda xr650 but too tall for me(5'8", 30" inseam) and no electric start. Then a KLR already lowered, and with a Corbin saddle and only 2800 miles showed up and the decision was easy. My girlfriend bought a Suzuki DR650 the following week....
I have already been reading the heck out of this forum and am happy to tap into the knowledge here.
Thanks in advance!
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Old 07-09-2017, 08:05 PM   #2
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You made a wise choice – welcome to KLR ownership! And welcome to the forum from Kansas.
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Welcome, let me know if you have any questions.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:18 PM   #4
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Welcome to KLRing! You're in for some fun times.

May I suggest a Motorcycle Safety Course if you haven't taken one yet?

Would really like to hear the tales about the Nepals trip. Best wishes on all of that.

Also, welcome to the forum, good to have you here.

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Old 07-17-2017, 08:34 AM   #5
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Yes, both the girlfriend and I are signed up for a MST class. This also allows us to skip having to schedule a trip to Denver for a riding and written test.
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Sounds great!! Let us know how it works-out and what you learn.

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Yes, both the girlfriend and I are signed up for a MST class. This also allows us to skip having to schedule a trip to Denver for a riding and written test.
If I may suggest, do some reading beforehand on how counter-steering works, proper seating position, weighting the pegs. These are core fundamentals that even certified courses sometimes do-not properly teach students or at all.

Hope you get a teacher that knows how to teach and doesn't talk about how amazing they were in their hay day, or how they were almost pro.
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